It’s the 17th week of the 2010 season and it’s in the waning moments of the first quarter. Eli Manning looks over the field and the Redskins flash a nickel front. In this case it’s a 2-3. Brian Orapko, usually a right side rush linebacker, is this time on the left side. As there is no strong side to the offensive formation, he’s a free rusher regardless the side he comes from. The two down linemen are found in the “B gap”. 4 players end up rushing, betraying the similarity between this front and a classic 4 man line.
The result? Tipped pass for an interception. Some better looks at the Skin’s 2-3 front can be found here (ironically in the draft thread on Extreme Skins). For video highlights of the game, check this out.